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Strange ink dropout

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by letterman7, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Hello all,
    Encountering a strange ink dropout recently. On this particular print it's very noticeable; the print has a solid block of color at the bottom with the text reversed and the same at the top. Center text is the block color. The blocks are printing fine; when the head gets to the center text the ink starts to drop out in one spot and bands the rest of the text. The top solid block is solid and fine, matching the bottom block. Cleaned the head, cleaned the T-fence (though probably didn't need it) and wiped the media (3M IJ180). Can't quite figure what's going on since it's localized to one spot. Maybe an air leak when the head gets to that point? It doesn't seem to matter what color(s) are printing, it's always in that same spot. Cables were just changed late last year.. maybe this cable is going faulty?
    Any assistance/direction is appreciated!


  2. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    If it's always the same spot, I would check the encoder strip where that dropout is happening. If it is dirty in that area it may cause that issue.

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